Umang DhingraHead of Tax at GSK ASIA
Umang, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, and a seasoned tax professional, holds more than 15 years of hands-on experience dealing with a wide variety of complex tax issues in India, including at some of the top Fortune 500 companies in diversified sectors like Consumer Durables, FMCG, Retail, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment. He has held critical positions with Samsung, Walmart and Discovery prior to joining GSK where he currently heads the Tax department for India sub-continent. His ever-growing passion for navigating taxes through some of the most complicated transactions makes him a forerunner in the list of Next Gen Tax Leaders who are young, dynamic, innovative and disruptive.
Umang has handled and successfully led a variety of projects relating to M&A structuring, APA, MAP, GST implementation, E-invoicing, litigation strategy, dispute settlement, export incentives, transfer pricing policy, ERP implementation etc. during his career. Besides imparting internal trainings to business leaders and support functions at his organization, he has been an eminent speaker on both Direct and Indirect Taxes at various industry/educational platforms, in India and abroad. He is currently a member of CII National Committee on Taxation, and actively participates in deliberations by FICCI and ASSOCHAM pertinent to tax policy.
In succession to winning “CA Professional Achiever Award for the year 2016” conferred by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to top performing Chartered Accountants employed in varied industries pan India,Umang has been also recognized as “Asia in-house Tax Director of the year 2018” and bestowed with “Asia in-house Tax Team of the year 2020” by International Tax Review at Asia Tax Awards, Singapore.